Mosquitos Current Affairs, GK & News

First Genetically Modified Mosquitos

A Biotech firm in the United States, Oxitech, recently launched the most controversial field test of Genetically Modified mosquitos in Florida. What are these Genetically Modified Mosquitos? The Aedes aegypti mosquitos make up only 4% of total mosquito population in Florida. However, they are responsible for all diseases transmitted by mosquitos such as zika, chikungunya, ..




Dengue and Climate Change

The Dengue (correctly known as Dengue fever) is a mosquito-borne tropical disease. It is caused by the dengue virus which is transmitted by the Aedes mosquitos. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. This may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. Occurrence of Dengue ..